Except as otherwise provided by this section, a license holder licensed under Chapter 101 shall pay an annual fee to the fund as provided by department rule.
A person registered as a marketing association organized under Chapter 52 that handles citrus fruit only for its members is exempt from payment of the fee under this section.
The fee required by Subsection (a) is in addition to any licensing fee paid and is due at the time of making the license application. The department may not issue a license to a person who fails to pay the fee.Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1277, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 22, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 419, Sec. 2.51, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 358, Sec. 25, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.Amended by:Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 506 (S.B. 1016), Sec. 5.29, eff. September 1, 2009.